it is one of the vehicles has been in the spotlight in recent weeks. The 2016 Kia Sportage has appeared in the form of teasers, spy photos and even filtered images. At last the time has come that the Korean brand has made public the first official pictures on the expected compact crossover that will be presented on September 15 in the Frankfurt .
The fourth-generation Kia Sportage is a major change from its predecessor. Presents a renewed and modern design , with sharp lines that make it more sporting. Although it builds on the new Hyundai Tucson, you can be seen in the three images published that the outward appearance is completely different between the two models.
The most noticeable changes are at the front, where the headlights leave the grill for shelter on the side of the hood. It also highlights the grill with form of “tiger nose” which is wider and lower; addition of new LED daytime located below the headlights in a square. The wheel arches are more prominent and the roof has a slight fall reaching the back that brings dynamism.
The rear is more conservative but has also been modified. It is inspired by the Kia Provo Concept it includes a elongated pilots new design, while the twinkling and reversing light are located on the bottom. The 19-inch wheels , some or dual chrome exhaust outlet are details provided by the Finish Line GT .
The 2016 Kia Sportage has been designed in Europe, particularly in the center of the brand in Frankfurt, but has also received contributions from the centers of Namyang (Korea) and Irvine (California). As for its range of engines is expected that the share of gasoline has a motor aspirated 1.6-liter with 135 horses and the same mechanics turbocharged with 176 hp . As for diesel, there would be 1.7 liter CRDi with 115 hp and 2.0 with outputs of 136 and 184 hp .
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The article First official images of the 2016 Kia Sportage has been originally published in Current Motor.